Currently, it is very common to replace words or phrases with an emoji that expresses exactly what you want to say. WhatsApp has made its catalog of emojis available to everyone, which makes clear their real meaning, be it happiness, sadness, dream, anger, disappointment, among others, but there are some more whose interpretation is subject to different cultural contexts depending on the environment of the person using them. This time the running man emoji stands out.
Many users use this emoji giving it different meanings, we will mention a few so that you know when to use it with your family or friends.
The male version of the running emoji is a sequence of the ‘Runner’ and ‘Male Sign’ emojis. These are mixed using a zero-width combination between each character and displayed as a single emoji on supported platforms. ‘Man Running’ was added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016.
Some users use this emoticon generally when they are late for an appointment. When your friend asks you “Where are you?” and you are aware that you are already 10 minutes late, you answer “I’m coming” plus the running man emoji, the other person will understand that you are in a hurry.
Also, several users use it when they are talking with an intimate person and are in full gossip, they jokingly comment that they want to go to the bathroom and that they do not take long to return to continue with the conversation. They can even use it to mean that they can’t stand it anymore to go to the bathroom.